Integrative Think Tank (ITT) 2022 Heidelberg

Date: July 4 - 8, 2022
Venue: MATHEMATIKON & App-Haus, Heidelberg
Participants: Students, PhD, Lecturers
Companies: SAP & Volume Graphics

The Concept of ITT in a Nutshell

The graduate school HGS MathComp will organize an Integrative Think Tank (ITT) from July 4-8, 2022 in Heidelberg.

What is an "Integrative Think Tank" (ITT)?
ITT is a 1-week-challenge workshop with two industrial partners. Students and lecturers work together with experts from the companies to investigate R&D topics related to current developments at these companies.

What is the goal of the event?
The goal of the event is to formulate actual research topics as thesis projects outlines (master or PhD). After the event the University and the partner companies join forces to convert the project outlines into actual research projects.

Who can participate?
The event is open to all master and PhD students at Heidelberg University. ITT is most successful if different students from various fields work together to analyze the research questions of our partners.

What is the reward?

  • All participants get a certificate of attendence that certifies 2 ECTS as key competence training. 
  • Attending students can also apply to participate in the projects defined at ITT as their master or PhD project.
  • On top you get direct contacts to the participating companies for internships and practicals (or later employment ...).

OK, you got me! How do I register?
Scroll to the end of the page and find all details regarding registration. Get some more information along the way! And: Tell your friends about it! The more, the merrier!

Industrial Partners 2022

Founded in 1972, SAP has changed the way, companies work. With its systemoriented program development SAP offers a software, that integrates all operational processes and allows it to process data in real time. Today, SAP is also working in cloud solutions for their coustomers.

Since 2020, Volume Graphics has been part of Hexagon. Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Time Table (Overview)

Monday (July 4, 2022) - Friday (July 8, 2022)

  • Monday:            Presentation of SAP challenges; group discussions
  • Tuesday:           Presentation of VG challenges; group discussions
  • Wednesday:    Group work - analyze the problems
  • Thursday:        Group work - mathematical and computational tools
  • Friday:               Presentation of project ideas with industry partners

All the time:               Open discussions, creative thinking, good vibes, lots of coffee :-)

International Participation

We also invited colleagues and students from six international partners. This will make ITT 2022 an even more interesting an challenging event. Meet participants from

  • University of Bath, GB
  • Charles University, Prague, CZ
  • Copenhagen University, DK
  • University of Milan, IT
  • Sorbonne University, F
  • Warsaw University, PL

I want to take part - how do I apply?

Please use the link below to apply for Integrative Think Tank (ITT) 2022 Heidelberg

Registration Link

Please make sure to submit your application until: June 25, 2022

See you at ITT 2022 @ Heidelberg University!